PHOTO: KATE ELPERS
Blue Print, a favorite Uptown Dallas home-furnishings boutique, now has more than one building with doors painted Pantone’s 292 blue hue. The owners have opened Blue Print Gallery (2701 Fairmount St.) in a historic home next door, displaying throughout the residence paintings, works on paper, photography and sculptures by more than 50 contemporary artists. Our picks? Look for paper butterflies by Charles Patrick, glass sculptures by Rick Beck and abstract landscapes by painter Mary Rountree Moore.
PHOTO: COURTESY TACCHINI
Founded by real estate moguls Jerry Hooker and Jacob Sudhoff, the new 10,000-square-foot showroom Casa (2800 Kirby Dr., Suite B-100) offers flooring, lighting, furniture and more from seven high-end lines, including Giorgetti, Poltrona Frau and Tacchini. “The design and layout of Casa was all about executing curated environments that represented the brands’ DNA,” says Hooker, a principal at Mirador Group. “We painstakingly finished out each space.”
PHOTO: COURTESY GLOBAL VIEWS
There’s a laundry list of new and expanded showrooms at the Dallas Market Center, but we’ll keep this brief: In the Interior Home + Design Center, Global Views (shown) is building a 15,000-square-foot space with sister brand Studio A Home that will be open by summer. And new to the World Trade Center is CoeLux’s only showroom in North America, displaying its nanotechnology-driven artificial skylights.
PHOTO: JULIE HOLDER
Every clean-lined furnishing in Austin’s new Interior Define (11701 Domain Blvd.) can be customized an infinite number of ways–by size, fabric, leg style and more–using three-dimensional technology. That’s why the 1,200-square-foot location is being called a “guideshop”: Select a sofa, bed, table or chair, then play with the swatches dangling from the walls. No more than three months later, the piece is delivered.